Saturday, July 30, 2011

Union County Hen Club Banquet, 1948

Rocky Mount Telegram, July 2, 1948
Governor Cherry Will Address Club
Governor R. Gregg Cherry has accepted an invitation to be the principal speaker at an organizational meeting of the 300 Hen Club in Union County on July 30, it was announced today by N.B. Nicholson, assistant county agent in charge of poultry.
The dinner meeting, to be held in the American Legion hut in Monroe beginning at 6 p.m. is expected to attract an attendance of more than 300 farmers and farm wives, Mr. Nicholson said.
Purpose of the club, the agent asserted, will be to encourage farmers to increase their commercial poultry flocks to 300 or more hens each for more economical production of eggs.
Frank H. Jeter, editor of the Agricultural Extension Service and Experiment Station, will be toastmaster, and the invocation will be given by Dr. E.P. Billups, pastor of First Methodist Church, Monroe. George McClellan, Monroe businessman, will be recognized for his efforts to promote the poultry industry in Union County.
Governor Cherry will be introduced by State Senator Oscar L. Richardson of Union.
Charlotte News, July 16, 1948
Roy A. Palmer, merchandising and advertising manager of Duke Power Co., will present an Electric Magic Show at the 300 Hen Club Banquet at Monroe on July 30th. The banquet will be served in the American Legion Hut by the courtesy of Belk Bros. store. George M. McClellan, local manager, will act as host for the company.

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